8. Tim Patrick, WR (at his current price)
We need to get something clear regarding the future of Tim Patrick -- I think it's clear that he wants to come back to the Denver Broncos in 2024.
Patrick has suffered two season-ending injuries since signing a three-year contract with the Broncos, and he's about to enter the final year of that contract. While the timing of his injuries has been horrendous from a team perspective, Patrick certainly deserved to be paid for the way he had played in the years prior.
And I do think he's going to want to make good on the investment the Broncos have made in him, but that's going to require a new deal in 2024.
Patrick simply won't be back at his current price in 2024. His cap hit is over $16 million next year, and the Broncos could add a much-needed $10 million in cap space by moving on from him. But with their familiarity with his medical history and recovery process, I believe Patrick will be back in Denver next season on a reduced deal.
There's simply no other way.
If Patrick wants to be back in Denver in 2024, I think he will, just not at this current price. Patrick has already changed his jersey number (he will wear no. 12 going forward) and I think has been plotting his return for 2024 in Denver, we just need to see the logistics all worked out.